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Are federal agencies ready to bail on data centers?

High-level IT officials across several agencies are ready to say goodbye to on-premise infrastructure.

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Three vendors win SSA's $7.8 billion IT services contract

The Social Security Administration has selected CGI Federal, Leidos and Northrop Grumman for a potential 10-year, $7.8 billion contract for IT services.

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Unfilled DHS slots no barrier to border wall effort

Can the Department of Homeland Security focus on the border wall project without permanent leaders in key spots?

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White House details 2019 R&D priorities

The administration is directing agencies to lean more on the private sector and to tilt their future research and development priorities -- and dollars -- toward defense technologies, border security, economic growth, efficient health care and low-cost energy sources.

White House advisory group warns of '9/11-level cyber attack'

A private-sector cybersecurity advisory committee wants the U.S. to pivot to a higher state of readiness when it comes to preventing catastrophic cyberattacks.

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Does the IRS have a cloud strategy?

Congress and watchdog agencies have dinged the IRS for lacking an enterprise cloud strategy seven years after it became the official policy of the U.S. government.

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Who won what in EIS

The General Services Administration posted detailed data on how the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract might be divvied up.

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Accelerating IT modernization

It's not the money, it's the outcome that matters most when it comes to MGT.

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NIST retools security and privacy controls for IoT era

NIST expands its security and privacy governance strategies to address the new ecosystem of connected devices.

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Time to start planning for a government shutdown

Neither the looming debt limit nor the lack of appropriations is likely to shutter agencies this fall, but the risk is too great to be ignored.

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Trump targets China for IP policies

A new presidential memorandum tasks the U.S. Trade Representative with addressing China’s policy of compelling foreign companies to divulge trade secrets in exchange for access to the Chinese markets.

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IT firms part of $16M false claims settlement

A Virginia IT products and services company agreed to settle with the government over allegations of false claims and fraud in federal small business contracts.

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